What's refreshing about this film is that there is a dash of that but its in the beginning of the film and never becomes the focus of the conflict with the characters. The conversations are heartfelt, and the pain is evident and shared. If you haven't watched this Piece of Art, you are wasting your time here! As a straight person, it is the most touching and realist love story ever told. A short conversation sparks a relationship that carries us through the rest of the film. Frankly, I didn't feel the length of it at all - I wanted it to be longer.
The other good point is the sometimes humoristic way in which the down to earth and pragmatic family and social environment of Adele is juxtaposed with the artistic, intellectual and avant guard family and friends of Emma. I saw this film on the last night it was playing at my local theater and I jumped on the opportunity. In any case, you can feel all kinds of dripping in this garden of delight and from many different angles. For a while, I was thinking this was a good but fairly unremarkable entry into the queer cinema canon, but, over the film's three hours, well, you see why the long running time was necessary. The scenes where both eat with each others family and the ensuing dialogues are a treat.
The two women are fantastic and the plot has amusing little french jokes interspersed between the very emotionally demanding relationship that has you gasping at points. When you're an actor on a film in France and you sign the contract, you have to give yourself, and in a way you're trapped. I didn't shed a tear at any stage but came close a few times. Adele is the personification of youth, just in time when it begins to grown. I was surprised it took 3 hours when the film ended. A deep diving into puberty, into the raw desires of youth, above the thunderous victory of human need.
She meets Emma who is a free spirited girl whom Adèle's friends reject due to her sexuality, and by association most begin to reject Adèle. It seems that whenever the topic of homosexuality is covered by a film it usually contains some sort of hate crime or bias against homosexuality somewhere in the story that the film's characters have to face and overcome. And to conclude with a personal view I liked Adele much more than Emma as a person. They take you with them in their love story, their feelings. Nonetheless , its almost impossible to find fault.
This is one of the wisest and least condescending films I've seen this year. It is the soft moments of a love story, the hard moments bringing to the screen. Interestingly, both actresses have complained after the film was released that they felt exploited during the filming and will not work with the director again. Blue Is the Warmest Color 2013 Adèle is a high school student who is beginning to explore herself as a woman. Kechiche sets it in Lille, a town in Northern France, full of provincial living and entirely captures how it is in general in this town - when the characters walk around you feel that he understands what he is talking about.
To know that you gave everything is something special, and something that I hope I can look back to on my career and say I felt as well. I keep seeing Adele everywhere. The director masterfully captures all of the turmoil and hardship going on between Adele's and Emma's relationship. I saw this film as a preview, at 11am on a Sunday morning, whilst nursing a horrible cold and it was the best decision I have made in a long time. No unnecessary emotional or cuteness parts, each part of the story is real and genius. Net is absolutely legal and contain only links to other sites on the Internet : dailymotion. This year's Palm d'Or winner is a coming of age story about a teenage girl, Adele the literal title in French is The Life of Adele , who discovers her homosexuality and begins a relationship with Emma, a college student.
The film is about desire, desire to eat, desire to sleep with someone, desire to dance and it is portrayed within a first relationship between two women. The transformation that she experiences is utterly engrossing to watch. Once it was over I realized how smart of a decision it was. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself and ultimately finds herself through love and loss. And finally, I also feel bad for the characters Adèle and Emma, their story deserved so much better than this. She is also an actress which made feel empathy for her character.
The film's nearly three hour running time is devoted to showing the growth of her character and it is absolutely amazing to watch it unfold right in front of your eyes. The two of them are like fireworks, waiting to explode out. They deserved better than this because their performances are incredible given the situation that they had to work in. She dates men but finds no satisfaction with them sexually, and is rejected by a female friend who she does desire. It's realism of the world we live in is honest and raw. This is a very tender , passionate tale of young love that I found fascinating. They are long, hot and explicit.